FISHING AT AND AROUND ILANDA GUEST HOUSE
FISHING ON SITE
We have a small dam on the property about 400m from the main accommodation.
Though we don’t actively stock fish, Bass and Kurper are present and can be caught (catch and release only). Please bring your own gear, tackle and bait.
Grass and reeds are cut back in 4 different areas for access to the water. There is a cabin on stilts for those wishing to sit and relax or enjoy the birdlife at the dam. Duiker, Marsh Mongoose, Cane Rat are present. Otters are only occasionally seen by a lucky few.
In the grassland between the accommodation and dam you’ll find our Dwarf Mongoose family, Scrub Hare but also the occasional porcupine, Genet, Civet and Polecat.
The gate to the veld & dam is open from 0730 to 1630 but for early risers we give you the code for the lock. If you plan on staying late, send us a WhatsApp and we’ll keep the gate open for you. Access by walking or by car. In summer please park in front of red & white chain link fence, as the ground can get wet and slippery with summer rains (cars have been stuck by the cabin in the past)
FISHING OFF SITE
White River is blessed with several nearby dams along the White River, which are easily accessible from ilanda Guest House.
Sabie, a 35 minute drive from ilanda Guest House, offers excellent trout and flyfishing.
This quiet dam only 21 minutes from ilanda Guest House is excellent for fishing, but there are no facilities available and motorised boats are not allowed (except electric bass fishing). This Dam is managed by the Department of Water Affairs and entry is free.
The surroundings are extremely peaceful, and are also good for trail running or mountain biking around the dam. The dam covers about 178 hectares. Swimming is possible with no recent hippo sightings!
Just off the R537 road between White River and Sabie, just a 21 minute drive from ilanda Guest House. Witklip Dam Location.
Good fishing especially for carp. Picnic and toilets facilities are available. Boats are limited to 5kw.
Managed by Lowveld Angling and Boating Association (LABA), the entrance (about R40), and boat launching fees (about R30) and vehicle fees (about R40) are charged.
Located on the R538 in the direction of the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), just a 17 minute drive from ilanda Guest House. Primkop Dam Location.
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The dam covers 233 hectares and is the most popular dam in White River. There are lovely numbered fishing spots, braai facilities are available and lots of water sports occur here.
Managed by LABA (Lowveld Angling and Boating Association), there are not limits on size of motorized boats. Entrance (about R40), and boat launching fees (about R30) and vehicle fees (about R40) are charged.
The dam is situated on the R40 road between Hazyview and White River, an 18 min drive from ilanda Guest House. Klipkopjes Dam Location.
Horseshoe Trout & About (Sabie)
A good place for trout which can be caught in the dams and paid for by weight. Tackle & Bait can be bought on site.Fishing gear is available for hire and pond fishing is a great option for kids and beginners to try their luck netting a trout. Also offers gutting and packing service.
Free braai stands available as well as private lapas for hire and also fully equipped options available (R350 to R800).
Entrance Fee: R70 per adult and R50 per child under 10. Bait Rods R30 & and Fly Rods R50 per day.
Da Gama Dam
Large dam of 130 hectares with lots of structure for the bass angler. No power boats are allowed (except residents limited to 5hp). Toilet facilities are available.
The Forest Sailing Club is located here.
Located on the R40 between Hazyview and White River, about an 27 minute drive from ilanda Guest House.
Trout Fishing on Sabie River
Uvuvi Fishing also offers guided afternoon fishing, tackle and casting workshops, and beginner casting lessons for beginners & children.